Criminal Law Archives

What Happens if You Violate Parole in Travis County?

If you have been convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail in Travis County, you may have received parole as a condition of early release. In order to be eligible, you generally must meet certain qualifications, such as completing part of your jail time and other court requirements.

Did You Know That Recordings are Required During an Interview for a Serious Felony Offense?

Most people are probably not aware that a new law went into effect in 2017 that changes the way serious felony offenses are handled in Texas. Known as Senate Bill 1253, this law requires that law enforcement must record custodial interrogations that occur in a place of detention when the person being interviewed is suspected of committing or is being charged with committing a crime. If the law enforcement agency does not record the interrogation, they must show good cause why obtaining an electronic recording was not feasible.